Katie - posted on 05/05/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Okay, technically I'm not a mom, I'm just an older sister.
But I seriously need some advice.
A few weeks ago, my little brother, Alan, was sharing my bed. He's eight years old.
I woke up at about 2 a.m. and he was crying. Nothing I did could calm him. His eyes were open, but it was like he couldn't hear a word I was saying! Needless to say, I was seriously freaked out! I tried taking him to our mom's room to see if she could calm him down, because I just thought he was having a nightmare. Normally, when he's asleep, he'll kind of snuggle into me and put his head on my shoulder, but that night, his body was all limp and his legs were hanging. I tried putting him down because usually, when his body gets like that, it means he wants to walk on his own, but he just sat down on the floor and kept crying, I didn't know what to do. On the way to school the next morning, my mom told me that Alan had been having a 'night terror', whatever that is. What I need to know is, the next time this happens, how the hell do I calm him down without accidentally making it worse? Oh, and for the record, she also told me it took 20 minutes for him to calm down.
And that was after we got him settled in her bed!